France – PokerStars limiting play on French site to French playersBy Phil - 13 February 2017
PokerStars has changed its policy in France by limiting play on PokerStars France to players within the country.
PokerStars had previously allowed players outside of France to play on the network as long as they had a European bank account.
The operator said that players would be able to withdraw funds at any time and can still buy most items in the VIP store with their StarsCoin.
PokerStars said: “In an effort to adapt to a constantly changing environment, from February 13, 2017 a reorganization will take place resulting in limiting service on PokerStars.FR to players resident in mainland France or its overseas territories. Players based outside France continue to be welcome to play on PokerStars.COM, the world’s largest online poker site, or at other PokerStars licensed websites subject to local laws and regulations of the country in which they reside.”
Winamax is now the only French-based online poker room to offer games to players based outside the country.